Replacing Type 3 Firmwares
Type 3 firmware with a
Type 2 one that can be directly rooted, is not so easy as for a
Type 1. Two essential points you need to get:
- There has to exist at least one
Type 2firmware for your board available as RBI to replace with
- Assuming the previous point is true, replacing your
Type 3firmware is always possible
Phase 1: uploading firmware replacement
Head to Firmware Repository and get a copy of a
Type 2 image of your choice. Use BOOTP flashing to load that
Type 2 firmware into your device
bank_1. Two things can happen:
- Case A: the firmware you uploaded boots up. Your
bank_1was active already. You're almost done. You may experience some issues with webui errors or invalid credentials: resetting by RTFD will resolve all of them. You can now start reading Rooting Type 2 guide.
- Case B: after reboot you still see your
Type 3firmware in place. Your
bank_1is not active. This is the unlucky case. Continue reading to discover how to sort out this uncomfortable situation.
Phase 2: booting from bank_1
When you upload a firmware image with BOOTP via TFTP, it is always flashed into
bank_1. If the active bank is
bank_2 instead, you won't automatically see your device booting the new image you just flashed. Read how to Change booted bank. Once you get in there, just start reading Rooting Type 2 guide.